What Is a Sensory Poem?A sensory poem is a good way for kids to get started in poetry. The goal for this poem is not to rhyme, but to be as descriptive of a subject as possible. The subject is described using 5 senses, and the third grade students in my daughter’s class were expected to take their poem from a rough draft to a finished and illustrated final copy in 3 or 4 sessions this past week.
Getting Started with a Sensory PoemSmarty brought home her rough draft, and I could see how students first used a graphic organizer to capture verbs and adjectives for each of the senses and then wrote their sentences. I couldn’t find a free version of the organizer that Smarty’s teacher was using, but it’s similar to this free printable sensory images template, except that in hers the senses were horizontal, which left more space for writing.
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